Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Historic Roadside Properties

on Minnesota Highways

Current Projects

Kenney Lake Overlook Rehabilitation

Listed on MnDOT Historic Roadside Development Structures
Original Construction: 1939
Designed by: Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect and National Park Service
Constructed by: Civilian Conservation Corps

Graceville Marker Rehabilitation

Graceville Marker Rehabilitation

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Original Construction: 1940
Designed by: Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect
Constructed by: Work Projects Administration (WPA)

Recent Projects

2016

Mantorville Walls Rehabilitation

Mantorville Walls Rehabilitation [part of Mantorville Historic District]

Part of Mantorville Historic District
Original Construction: 1932
Designed by: Not applicable
Constructed by: Ole Stensted

2015

Inspiration Point Historic Wayside Rest Rehabilitation

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Eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (nomination in process)
Original Construction: 1934
Designed by: Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect
Constructed by: Civilian Conservation Corps

Inspiration Point, a historic wayside rest area near Lanesboro on Highway 16, is closed as of Tuesday, June 2 while the site is restored and repaired. Initial activities include contractor mobilization, staking, tree removal and installation of a tree protection fence. See the press release.

2014

Orr Roadside Parking Area (Vehicle impact rebuild)

Orr Roadside Parking Area

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Original Construction: 1938
Designed by: Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect
Constructed by: Civilian Conservation Corps

Spruce Creek Culvert Rehabilitation (Bridge 8292)

Spruce Creek Culvert Rehabilitation (Bridge 8292)

Eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places
Original Construction: 1932-35
Designed by: Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect
Constructed by: Civilian Conservation Corps

2012-14

Garrison Concourse Restoration

Garrison Concourse

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Original Construction: 1936-39
Designed by: National Park Service, with Arthur Nichols
Constructed by: Civilian Conservation Corps

2013-14

Willow Lake Roadside Parking Area (RPA) Restoration

Willow Lake Roadside Parking Area Restoration

Eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places
Original Construction: 1939-40
Designed by: Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect
Constructed by: Civilian Conservation Corps

2013

Lake St. Croix Overlook Restoration (a.k.a. Stillwater Overlook South)

Lake St. Croix Overlook Restoration, a.k.a. Stillwater Overlook South

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Original Construction: 1936-37
Designed by: Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect
Constructed by: National Youth Administration (NYA)

2012

Preston Historic Overlook Restoration

Preston Historic Overlook Restoration

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Original Construction: 1937-38
Designed by: Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect
Constructed by: Civilian Conservation Corps

Future Projects

2018

Garrison Pedestrian Underpass Rehabilitation (Bridge 5265)

Garrison Pedestrian Underpass Rehabilitation

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Original Construction: 1938
Designed by: Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect and National Park Service
Constructed by: Civilian Conservation Corps

Pine-Hickory Lakes Roadside Parking Area

Eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places
Original Construction: 1938
Designed by: Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect
Constructed by: National Youth Administration (NYA)

2019

Whitefish Creek Bridge Rehabilitation (Bridge 3355)

Whitefish Creek Bridge Rehabilitation

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Original Construction: 1939
Designed by: Arthur Nichols, Consulting Landscape Architect and National Park Service
Constructed by: Civilian Conservation Corps